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Use Web Disk (WebDAV) with Media3

How to use WebDAV, also known as Web Disk, with Media3

This article applies to: Media3 Managed Web Hosting


Overview

Use the Web Disk interface to manage your Web Disk accounts. The Web Disk utility allows you to manage and manipulate files on your server in multiple types of interfaces (for example, your computer, mobile device, or certain types of software). You can choose a more familiar interface that makes file management tasks easier to complete.

Main Web Disk Account

You cannot delete this Web Disk account.

By default, the system creates a Web Disk account for your cPanel account, and sets your home directory as the Web Disk location. This account uses the same login information as your cPanel account and can access all of the files in your home directory.

To access these files, select Access Web Disk.

Create an Additional Web Disk Account

You can create additional Web Disk accounts to access the home directory or any subdirectory under the home directory.

To create an additional Web Disk account:

  1. Enter the desired account information in the available text boxes.
    • If your account includes multiple domains, you can select a domain or subdomain from the Domain menu.
    • Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
• The system grades the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.
• A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength.
• Click Password Generator to generate a strong password
Important: The password must contain at least five characters.
  1. Select a Permissions setting:
    • Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
    • Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.
  2. Select Create.

Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts

Log In

Description: The Web Disk account username.

Directory

Description: The Web Disk account's assigned directory and related actions.

  • Click the directory name to open the assigned directory in the File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager).
  • Click the edit icon to change the account's assigned directory.
  • Click the lock icon to use the Directory Privacy interface (Home >> Files >> Directory Privacy) to password protect the directory, create a user to access the directory, or remove a user from the directory.
Password protection does not control Web Disk access to a directory. Instead, perform this action to protect the files that you upload to a publicly-accessible directory on your account with a password. If you choose to password protect a Web Disk directory, you must create a user to access that directory.

Actions

Directions: Use the links in this section to perform the following actions:

  • Click Access Web Disk to download a configuration script or view instructions to connect to the Web Disk account.
After you click Access Web Disk, select your operating system, application, or mobile device from the appropriate menu. Then, follow the manual set up instructions, or click Download Quick Start Script to download the appropriate configuration script.
  • Click Change Password to change the Web Disk account password.
  • Click Delete and follow the prompts to delete the Web Disk account.
  • Click a permissions setting to change the account's permissions:
    • Set Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
    • Set Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.

Connect to Web Disk (WebDAV)

Read this article for instructions to connect your Media3 hosted site to Web Disk (WebDAV).

View Web Disk (WebDAV) Tutorial

To view Media3's WebDAV video Tutorial:

  1. Log on to Media3.
  2. Under Quick Links, select FAQs.
  3. Enter web disk or webdav in the search box.
  4. Select cPanel Tutorials : Webdav Web Disk.
  5. Click Play.

Picture of Media3's WebDav Video Tutorial Screen

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Last updated: 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:14pm

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